Officers praised for 'great work' after motorcyclist seen driving dangerously in Seacroft

Two police officers seized a motorbike that was being ridden dangerously in Seacroft.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:45 am

Police officer Brearley and police community support officer Taylor spotted it while out on patrol.

The rider was driving dangerously on footpaths and through ginnels on Tuesday, March 2.

The rider carried on driving in an anti-social manner despite being aware that police officers were in the area.

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Police seized this motorbike.

Officers were at first unable to pursue the rider for safety reasons, but stayed in the area and kept an eye on the rider.

A short time later, the rider was seen stopping to speak to someone in the Hansby area of Seacroft, giving police the chance to swoop.

The rider ran off on foot and the officers were able to seize the motorbike, which was suspected to be stolen.

The officers were praised for their "great work" on the Leeds East police Facebook page.

Enquiries are ongoing into the incident.

A police spokesperson said: "East Leeds Neighbourhood Policing Teams are committed to tackling the criminal and anti-social use of such vehicles in the local communities we serve, to keep people safe and feeling safe.

"Information from the local communities we serve, plays a vital role in tackling and addressing the criminal and anti-social use of such vehicles.

"If you have any information we would urge you to get in touch, reports can be made by contacting 101 or can be reported online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/report-it

"Alternatively you can report anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111."

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